By John Doyle Anderson

An Inheritance Incorruptible

A faith-inspired novel of historical fiction based on a family legacy

An encouraging saga of lives lived through the most technically developed century in history, beginning on horse-and-wagon dusty roads and eventually soaring through space in manned rockets. Based on true events and real people, these captivating stories share a generational theme of deliverance from insufferable trials via faith and trust in God Almighty. These timely accounts give contemporary folks good reason to resist the fears of today’s COVID-conscious and insecure society and instead embrace the lively hope within the Christian’s heart that transforms souls, unites families, and alters destinies. This big hope in a big God leads to an inheritance that can’t be stolen, diminished, or defiled in any way. It’s the inspiration of the faithful, available to all who choose light over darkness and who purpose to enjoy today while looking forward to tomorrow. It’s our inheritance incorruptible.

local Houston author, family man, African mission volunteer, and confessed late-bloomer


The inspiration to write this story came on the heels of the passing of my sweet, 102-year-old mother. It occurred to me then something else of great value was on the brink of becoming lost, for she was the last of her generation in our family, and I’m one of the last of mine. Encouraging, captivating stories spanning over a century, timeless building blocks for an uplifting legacy of faith in a God who delivers His people through insufferable trials would fade tragically into obscurity if I fail to share what’s been given in trust. I began this project in part as a tribute to our family name, but while recalling their remarkable stories and praying, my tunnel vision widened. The family name of Christian loomed larger, as the gift of Christ-based encouragement is transferred through these stories. It’s too valuable to be hoarded by a few, for their legacy is an empowering guide of proven truths; a guide that walks confidently out of the past to securely hold our hands in the present and into the future.

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